waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: A Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

Synopsis (from Bloomsbury Website)

9781408872758Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova, a prison built from stone and ice.

But that’s exactly where she wants to be. For her sister was sent there too, and Valor embarks on an epic plan to break her out from the inside.

No one has escaped from Demidova in over three hundred years, and if Valor is to succeed she will need all of her strength, courage and love. If the plan fails, she faces a chilling fate worse than any prison …


Why I can’t wait to read A Prisoner of Ice and Snow:


  • A chilling fate? From the way this is written, it sounds like a hint. Might Valor be turned to ice? This sounds a bit like the White Witch turning people to stone. I love Narnia as much as the next person, and think The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is a great book. I also want to know more about the reign of Jadis at the White Witch. LWW picks up her story at the end of her rule. There must have been so many great stories from the preceeding years which we were never told. (See – bookworms talk as if stories are real.)


  • This new wave of ice settings? We’re seeing stories planned in the wake of Frozen. The tots who twirled around in Princess Elsa dresses are now Tweens, and their ice-magic is growing up with them. Reading the opening chapter of APoIaS, we have a glittering ice palace, hot chocolate vendors and even a Queen Ana. What’s changed is the stories. The stakes are higher, the situations are more interesting.


  • I hope to see some folksy touches. Ice worlds are difficult to bring to life. The Trolls and their ancient books of magic made Frozen. The first thing everybody remembers about Narnia is the fauns and talking animals. I am interested to see what makes Lauren’s ice kingdom unique.


  • Amy of GoldenBooksGirl is on the blog tour, and she raved about this book. Amy has impeccable taste in MG fiction. I can’t wait to see what got her so excited.


A Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

Bloomsbury Fiction

September 2017

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